Tag: USS Arizona

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

Did you know that on March 25th, 1961 a concert took place to help raise funds for the USS Arizona Memorial Fund. The line up included Floyd Cramer, the Jordanaires, jazz saxophonist Boots Randolph, and comedienne Minnie Pearl. The headliner was Elvis.

Click here to read the article about the concert.

Now enjoy this video of Elvis singing American Trilogy during his Aloha from Hawaii concert (1973).

Thank you for your service Elvis, and for your concert that helped raise money for the USS Arizona Memorial Fund.

 

 

Memorial Day Spotlight: USS Arizona

Today I want to highlight the USS Arizona memorial and a fact about it’s financing I came across while reading the back of bubble gum cards.

On March 25th, 1961 a concert was held to help raise funds for the construction of the U.S.S. Arizona memorial.  The concert raised $64,000.00.

Now I am a HUGE fan of the man who performed that night but had no idea he helped raise money for the memorial. Then one day as I am sorting through some stuff in the basement, I came across bubble gum cards and started reading the information on the back.  It was one of those cards that I came across this information.

The performer that night – Elvis Presley.

Read all about the concert and the funding for the memorial at ScottyMoore.net

The day after Elvis’ passing the Navy laid a wreath at the memorial in honor of Elvis who served in the Army.